Kien Giang General Hospital became a Children’s HeartLink partner in 2015, with the goals of strengthening the surgical capabilities and serving as a regional referral center and regional training center for cardiology and primary care. It is the only center south of Ho Chi Minh City that can provide pediatric cardiac surgery—in a region that is home to 45 million people. Children’s HeartLink's other partner site in Vietnam, Nhi Dong 1 in Ho Chi Minh City, will be a regional training partner for Kien Giang.
Geography & Demographics:
Rach Gia is a thriving port city of 200,000 on the Gulf of Thailand on the southwest coast of Vietnam. It is a popular tourist destination, with a lively waterfront and bustling city streets. Many travelers depart from Rach Gia for Phu Quoc Island. Cambodia and Thailand are nearby. Tourism, fishing and agriculture are important industries in Rach Gia.
Primary Medical Volunteer Partner: